Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Will the Last one Who Leaves...Pay the IMF?

From Bloomberg:
About half of Icelanders aged between 18 and 24 are considering leaving the country, Reykjavik-based newspaper Morgunbladid said, citing a survey of 1,117 people between Oct. 27 and Oct. 29.

“Tens of thousands” will depart, estimated Jesper Christensen, chief analyst at Danske Bank A/S, the biggest lender in neighboring Denmark.
Since the population is only 300 000, that's a pretty big percentage leaving. And since it's the Iceland nation which now owes 4.6 billion dollars to the IMF, that's even more that each man, woman, and child left behind will have to pay.

Which leaves me wondering, what happens if everyone emigrates?  Who pays back the loan then?

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